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About madd!n

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  1. cmd+shift+3 or +4 are the keys to press.. if this doesn't work for you you may try installing another kext for your video card, but i'm not quite sure if this feature is driver-related i'm using a gtx 260 as well and it works perfectly without installing any additional drivers
  2. Well, i run my i7 920 @4.00 Ghz on air cooling, and it doesnt get hotter than 65°C, even after prime95 testing (which runs the CPU @100% load) for about 6 hours. Im using a Arctic Cooling Freezer Extreme (Rev.2) and some Revoltec Case Fans + one 180mm fan in the front. My Setup is on a similar level to yours, my CPU is a i7 920, Board is the Gigabyte X58-UD5 because its fantastic for overclocking, video card is a Zotac 260 GTX and the Memory comes from Corsair, 6GB (3*2) @ 1600mhz. Although I chose different manufactures, its more or less equivalent i think and it performes really great. You will love it Im a little jealous of the ssd I couldnt afford one bigger than 32gb which isnt really sufficient... But I think will be my next purchase.. So good luck, and have some fun
  3. I dont think its possible. And even if it was, there would be a lot of work to do, so to keep your data, it is a lot safer to install OSX on a seperate (internal) harddisk. Of course you have to make sure your hardware is compatible.. Its easy to use the OSX86 wiki which you can find here: http://wiki.osx86project.org/ Then do some research in installing OSX86 (use the board search / tutorials) and if youve got questions left ask again.
  4. It will. Probably not as smooth as the intel imacs, but it will work so that you can use it. Leopard as an OS uses 512mb Ram, and Tiger needs 256 at least (afaik), so there are just 256mb left for other applications which is quite few... With 2Gb Ram and 512mb for the OS there are still 1.5Gb left for operating, so it will run much smoother than it does at the moment. And you can use cool stuff like Quicklook and Time Machine SnowLeopard will support 10.6 but your machine wont because of its PPC processor
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    Acer Aspire One Webcam not working.

    same problem here, how did you fix it?
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    Guide me to my first Apple laptop

    I think its the white macbook for you. Maybe the 13" macbook pro if you have the money, its equally powerful to the white macbook, but with a higher quality housing. If you need something with a bigger screen its the entry-level macbook pro 15". The Macbook is powerful enough for surfing the internet, doing some office stuff and maybe editing some photos or movies. It can even handle older games or newer games with low details (running windows under bootcamp). The battery will last for 5-6 hours, depending on what you're doing. If you're looking for something that can handle 3D animating, professional video editing or ambitious gaming you are going for the high end macbook pro 15", which is much more expensive... Hope this helps
  7. I'm a real Apple fanboy, i've been using macs for about 4 years now. Everything started with the smallest mac mini, which already required a lot time to save money for, then I bought some older, used Macs like a G3 imac, because it was cheap and i always loved the design... Today I own about 6 or 7 macs, some of them are not in use anymore, i work for an apple reseller in germany and i love my iphone and my other apple gadgets... But then i wanted to have a real powerful machine and although i don't think macs are that overpriced as others do (development, hardware-software-adjustments, lovely details and quality, etc…), i couldn't justify the price tag of a mac pro. In addition i wanted to play some new games as well, and as we know there are just very few games for mac... So i started thinking about some small gaming pc - hackintosh combination and did a lot of research and in the end it was getting really expensive but i stayed under a thousand €, which is less than a third of a comparable mac pro's price. It was a lot of fun (and hard work as well) to build, and it works more or less as reliable as a real mac, and i love it. So all in all i don't hate hackintoshs or call them macs for the poor ones, but i think you should own a real mac to get the whole apple experience or at leat buy the OS if you can't afford one.
  8. Echter Mac Pro 4,1, also das aktuelle early 09 modell Nur bei der Prozessorbezeichnung wird die normale Frequenz vom i7 angezeigt, meiner läuft im Moment aber auf 4.00Ghz übertaktet (hoffentlich bald noch was mehr), was aber auch erkannt wird. Ziemlich zufrieden Edit: Die Anzahl der Cores wird vermutlich auch vom 8-Core MacPro abgeleitet, meiner hat nur 4 Kerne und 8 Threads
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    Help! Mouseover Dock Runs Apps!

    I have absolutely no idea if this problem can be caused by a fautly snowleo install, but I just found out the Logitech ControlCenter is rubbish.. I tried lots of different logitech mice with different macs (and hackintosh) and it never worked completely as it should. Does the problem still exist when you remove the logitech software? And what about trying another mouse? Does it make any difference if your dock is set to hide automatically oder always visible?
  10. Although I was able to make everything fit in the case, it was a lot of hard work to make it look nice and smooth. At the moment I have got some problems with my PSU, so my machine is not working, but i will post some pictures when everything is completely finished and working perfect.
  11. Can you suggest a special one? It's not that easy to find a card that cheap (~35€) that is easy to get working... You're right, didnt think of that. I will pick the 850W version, that should be powerfull enough. The 300 series will not have support for Mac OSX when it comes out, but it will also be damn expensive I think... So I will wait a little while until someone managed to write a kext and then pick up the cheaper card. OR I go for the Geforce 260 first, which is powerfull enough for the beginning but about 100€ more expensive. Therefore I would have to wait longer for the 300 series, but it is compatible right now and should be powerfull enough for some gaming. If you think this is the better choice, is there a special one you would recommend? I have been thinking about the Zotac GeForce GTX 260 AMP² Card before I came up with the "buy a cheap card and wait for die 300series" idea. Or what about the Palit/XpertVision GeForce GTX 260 ? Damn its hard to decide… Thanks a lot, madd!n Edit: Which GTX260 card did you choose?
  12. Hallo there, I have been thinking about my configuration for a while now and this is what I finally came up with: CPU: Intel Core i7 920 2.67GHz [overclocking…] Board: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R [this board should be easy to get working, shouldn't it?] RAM: Corsair XMS3 3x2GB DDR3 6GB GPU: Sapphire Radeon 3650 512mb [just until nvidea releases the 300 series] HDD: 320 GB Western Digital Caviar SATA as Boot Volume with 2 Partitions: Mac OSX + Windows 7 1,5 TB Seagate Barracuda as Mac OSX Storage Volume PSU: Corsair HX 650W ATX 2.2 (love the cable management) Case: Powermac G5 Case (I already got that) It would be great if you could tell me if that is a good choice in your opinion or if there is something I'd better change. That is a lot of money to spend, but it's worth the money if I get it working (at least I hope so ). Thanks a lot, madd!n
  13. Can you explain why? And what would you recommend? Is there any other CPU that is supports DDR3 Memory? I chose this CPU because of it's overclocking capability in combination of the low price tag, do you think there is any other processor that can compare to the Q6600? Or is there no other way than downgrading to DDR2 Memory to keep the low price in combination with the overclocking ability? Thanks a lot, Madd!n
  14. Hi everyone, I've been reading the forum for quite a while now and I decided to start building a hackintosh. My aim is to get a machine that can be used like a "normal" mac pro, but also as a gaming pc running windows. I have been looking around for components and this is what I think I'm going to choose: CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 (should be great for overclocking) Board: unknown (need help with that) Ram: some 4GB DDR3 (2*2GB) HDD: 320 GB Western Digital Caviar SATA as Boot Volume with 2 Partitions: Mac OSX + Windows 7 (or maybe XP) 1,5 TB Seagate Barracuda as Mac OSX Storage Volume PSU: Corsair HX 650W ATX 2.2 (love the cable management) GPU: Zotac Geforce GTX 260² (can handle crysis, is really cheap and should be compatible, shouldn't it?) Case: Powermac G5 Case (I already got that) My Problem is the following: I cant decide which board to choose. It should be as easy as possible to install OSX but also not to expensive, probably arround 100€. I made a list with the attributes which are important for me: – ATX formfactor – 4 DDR3 RAM slots (or more) – 4 Sata ports (or more) – Hardwareraid onboard (not that important) – Socket 775 (Q6600 compatible) – NO fat ugly parallel port for printers (not thaaaat important, but i really hate this pink clump) – PCI Express 16x (GPU requires one slot) I hope there are not too many complicated factors. I have been thinking about using the Asus P5W or a Gigabyte P45. The most important thing is that its still easy enough to install. And, if that is somehow possible, able to be updated via softwareupdate. I hope you can help me with the mainboard problem and give me some response regarding the components I have chosen. Please excuse my english. Thank you, Madd!n